Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 16th March, 2017)
Bless him, you would think someone would tell him wouldn't you?
Dave Oy can we have some birds please!
Street clutter, looks nothing like Elvis and most importantly sounds nowt like him. Go and get a job like the rest of us.
Yeck!! I hated Elvis when he was alive and I sure don't like his so called look alikes. Do you think this might be Mick??
Very unsightly to put it mildly .
He's the worst parody of Elvis I have ever seen! What's more he looks worse than Elvis at his worst! Can he sing?
For Goodness sake ! this chap is just enjoying himself and I've no doubt he brings a smile to many a sad person. It is written that you shouldn't speak of anyone in a derogatory fashion, however, there are exceptions to every rule and this is one of them.
Alan - some local budgies coming for you soon :)
He's having a go! Good for him I say :)
Although sometimes my deafness isn't a bad thing haha!
You can hear Elvis singing and see his wiggles by copying and pasting this YouTube link
He looks like Mrs Brown in a different wig!
At least he isn't begging and making an effort to earn some money.....he probably makes quite a lucrative living.
Another example of deposited rubbish littering our streets
He looks 'All shook up' to me.
Is it trick-or-treat time already?!
He's no harm,just enjoying himself.Much better to look at than the scum sitting in sleeping bags all around the town centre.
Was he selling CD's?
Leave the lad alone,he's doing his best.😂 lol
Ken R, he gooder looker than Mick, and better wiggy too.
Police should move them on.
Its really sad that people assume this man is doesn't work and is making money for himself. He is a lovely man and all the money he makes goes towards support dementia and Alzheimer's awareness. And Mick is he aware that you have taken photos of him and videoed him?
APB Girl put kettle on.
I stand corrected and should have thought before I spoke. If he is doing this to raise money for charity then fair play to the man. He was just so unlike other Elvis impersonators I have seen that he came as a shock! As someone said earlier, he's not sitting begging. My apologies.
APB Girl yes he was aware and I will say while I was with him for 15 minutes the only money that went into his collection box for dementia and alzheimers was from my pocket.
All the rest of Wigan was walking past as fast asthey could.
Very disappointed with whoever "moderates" these comments before they are published.
If you are going to put up a photo of a person for public comment you should treat them with respect.
I agree if the Impersonator is collecting for a good cause he is to be commended-but if there is nothing to indicate this -how can it be known? The man must know he will attract comments dressed as he is!
As Irene said apologies are due and good luck to him! Most of the buskers in Wigan are trying to make a living by performing in the way he is.
Well said David
I always treat this sort of thing with an open mind, where funds are given it's always open to fraud like a lot of charities and organisations. But some are genuine.
I've no time for street beggars, they beg for gigs and beer not food.
Agree Garry -at the same time some of the buskers are very talented and I have stopped many times to listen to a good singer and musician and put money in their boxes.
I do have a certain amount of sympathy for lot of genuine street dwellers, people who have no family or friends the ones who suffer from nervous disabilities it's nice to know most people on this Webb including myself can return home each day to a loving family and friends ,I agree not all of them are genuine but neither are many that have everything in life,this problem is increasing drastically every day, so something is wrong with the system somewhere
Should have said cigs and beer..sorry!
Yes Sam h, I agree with you.
But there is a lot of bone-idle folk about these days who can't spell work, the problem is, they get easy handouts. Work equals money!!
Hard work did no harm to me when I was coal bagging, it was back-breaking work.
Trumps again Garry. Work equals money!! One job not enough get another! The choice of going to work for my parents, as with many others, was not an option...you went...period!! If you can't feed your child then first ask why you had it in the first place and then go and get a job! There is no secret bank! Money comes from those who go to work or we borrow it. That is why this country owes so much and why we can't look after the NHS or our elderly folk. Labour wants to borrow to invest but there has to be a compulsion to work. Everybody has to have a work record! Only those who are proven to be physically or mentally unable should we be lenient to. There is social justice but also social responsibility. Giving money for nothing is NOT helping that person as its like giving more sweets to a child that cries. It provides a fix but sets in the rot of dependency! As previously, it is not government money but tax payers money and borrowed money. The only way out of poverty is work!!
I applaud you Julie, well said and
I've been in work all my life, first as a spark/electrician and in later years a coal man. Retired now, go out with my dog eat fish and chips and enjoy a glass of sherry every night watching TV. I catch no harm.
Yes Julie, I fully agree.
Think Garry and Julie should live together,if only things were so simple or maybe get one of these many jobs they say are so available perhaps on zero hours,don't forget Garry jobs were far more available when you and I were going you had a trade and so did I,not readily available these days now that many are Working beyond the age of 65.
People should retire at 60 for female 65 male, that way other younger people may get a job.
It's a different scenario now as Bod says. Nothing like the days when we 'never had it so good' with money to spend and jobs in plentiful supply and lots of apprentice schemes. Even young ones in work can't afford mortgages unless the Bank of Mum and Dad help out... Not all young people are lazy either! If parents have a strong work ethic it's usually passed on to their children.
What makes them think they can sing? Its obvious to all and sundry, (except themselves) that they're rubbish!